PR 67 - Men’s competition kicks off in Europe with first games


Lausanne (SUI), November 11, 2011 – The 2012 season of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League kicks off tomorrow with the first home and away games of the three European groups. Romania will face Turkey in Oradea (Group C) on November 12 while Italy receives Russia in Civitavecchia (Group A). In Group B, Croatia will meet Germany in Dubrovnik and Spain will play against Greece in Barcelona. The three last games take place on November 15.

In a second round of matches (on December 6 and 17), Great Britain and Italy will play in Manchester (Group A), Romania and Spain in Oradea (Group C), Germany and FYR Macedonia in Berlin (Group B) and finally, Greece and Turkey in Athens.

The four other rounds for these groups are scheduled from January 7, February 14 and March 6 and 20, 2012.

The composition of the European Groups of the 2012 Men’s World League is as follows:

GROUP A – Great Britain, Italy and Russia
GROUP B – Croatia, Germany and FYR Macedonia
GROUP C – Spain, Greece, Romania and Turkey

Moreover, two preliminary rounds will be held in mid-May 2012 in the Americas and Asia/Oceania (locations to be confirmed) while the Super Final of the competition is scheduled for June 12-17, 2012 (city to be confirmed).

The women’s edition will start in May 2012 and will comprise two preliminary rounds for the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe. The Super Final will be organised from May 29 to June 3 (city to be confirmed).